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John Pavia

Chair, CI Eli Whitney Investment Committee and CI Audit Committee

John Pavia began his professional career as an attorney, but quickly transitioned to focus on venture and private equity–backed businesses. Over the past 25 years he has led numerous corporate turnarounds. Most recently, John served as the managing partner of LogicSource, a professional services firm sponsored by Bain Capital (Ventures), which was recently acquired by a private equity firm.

Prior to his tenure at LogicSource, John joined two other investors in acquiring FM Facility Maintenance (“FM”) out of the Enron bankruptcy. He and his partners grew FM into one of the largest maintenance providers in the U.S. servicing the retail and restaurant industries.

Before joining FM, John was part of the executive management team that acquired Moore Corporation in 2001. In the span of five years the team grew the company’s top line from $500M to over $7.5 billion, creating the largest printing company in the world. John served as the deputy general counsel and acting general counsel. He was responsible for leading M&A initiatives and supporting the company’s operations.

John was an assistant district attorney in New York City from 1992 to 1995. He then became a partner in the law firm of Levy & Droney in Farmington, Connecticut, where he focused on commercial litigation and corporate transactions. In addition to CI’s board, he also serves as a director on the board of Starbucks (South Africa), which is a special purpose entity that owns and operates over 70 Starbucks locations in South Africa. John is an independent director on the board of Nuovo Pasta, a producer and distributor of Italian foods. Finally, John was a very early investor in BeenVerified and has been an advisor to the executive management team from the company’s inception.

John has been associated with Quinnipiac University’s School of Law for over 30 years as an adjunct professor. In 1997, John developed an advanced constitutional law course called The Law of Politics & Media, which has been featured on C-Span and in the New York Times.

John attended American University School of Law and later clerked for U.S. District Judge Robert Zampano in New Haven. He lives in Easton, Connecticut, with his wife, Superior Court Judge Robin Pavia, and they have four children.